I can’t believe that it is happening, that Mary Poppins is returning to the big screen, with fresh new actors and a lovely story! One of my all-time favorite movies was Mary Poppins and with admitting that I have to admit that I sang all of the songs (oh come on we all love on Disney Movies!)
First and foremost, after seeing who the lead is, I can not help but be super excited, I met her during the Into The Woods premiere. Perhaps it’s the I am addicted to Rob Marshall the local that went Hollywood, you all know he is a CMU Grad, so roots in the old ‘burgh count! So who is ready to lavishly live the whimsical characters of Mary Poppins Returns out loud? Mark your calendars for December 25, 2018!
Mary Poppins Returns
With no further adieu allow me to give you the skinny on Mary Poppins Returns, or at least all that I know. Mary Poppins returns is directed and produced by Rob Marshall. MARY POPPINS RETURNS stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The guaranteed show stopper will be Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt and she is amazing, from her basic banter to her voice, she’s flawless.
Overview of Mary Poppins Returns
The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane.
After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).
The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.
While it is a little more than a year away do mark your calendars and keep it in mind because time travels as fast as Mary Poppins!